LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Industry veteran Glenn Weiss was named today director of the 94th Oscars telecast, marking the seventh time he will helm the broadcast.
``You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film. I'm fortunate to be working with him,'' show producer Will Packer said in a statement released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Oscars are scheduled for March 27, returning to the show's traditional home at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, after a COVID-prompted move to Union Station last year.
Weiss has directed the Oscars six times previously, winning two Emmy Awards for his efforts. He has also directed 20 Tony Awards shows, winning three Emmys. He has also directed telecasts including ``The Kennedy Center Honors,'' ``The Primetime Emmy Awards,'' ``BET Awards,'' ``Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'' and the ``Academy of Country Music Awards.''